Saturday, November 22, 2008

bad little canadienne

Because I don't like snow.

Oh, it wasn't always this way. I tend to winge and wax poetical about 'when oh when is spring going to come' after Christmas, and I do get tired of the slush and mess, but I don't think I actively hated it until this year.

This year we had a warm, long autumn. The picture for yesterday? Was taken yesterday - see the lovely shades of fall?


This morning I awoke to a FOOT of snow. Blank whiteness as far as the eye could see.

Snow. It's a four letter word, isn't it? And probably not by accident.

Oh, the kids loved it, and it was pretty until it was all tracked-up, but cold and dreary and now I'm facing months of this, oh GOD.

Anyone want to annex Nova Scotia to somewhere warmer? Because I have a sneaking suspicion I've just officially become too old for this crap.

16 comments:

Loth said...

Come to the old Scotia. It's raining here. Again.

Isabelle said...

Creepily, Loth lives about two miles away from me and it hasn't rained here for a couple of weeks. A parallel universe...

It was beautifully sunny today. Chilly, mind you. A touch of frost.

Sorry about how you feel, though.

Ree said...

If you get any takers on the whole "annexation" thing, let me know. I'll move to Nova Scotia when it's somewhere around Mexico.

-Signed,
Another Northerner who is too old for this crap in Michigan.

Isabelle said...

I don't mean that Loth herself is creepy. On the contrary, she's lovely.

daysgoby said...

Well, now that we've settled that about Loth....(hee)

Ree - Amazingly, this seems so much worse than my Michigan winters - and I'm practically the same latitude and I KNOW it's not as bad...wait a minute. I can't be getting OLD, can I?

mamatulip said...

Two words: snow blower.

Or is it one word?

Elizabeth said...

Well, we have had snow FOR A WHOLE WEEK and it didn't melt the way snow in November should melt.

I was born too old for this.
And I was born Canadian, by some sad twist of fate. My body is more suited to say, Hawaii.

Trish said...

The grass is always greener... We're about to head into summer and although we've got a cold-snap happening this weekend, in a few days time it will be back to normal and I'll be covering the kids in sunscreen and sweating in a most unattractive fashion. I CAN'T WAIT to move to the northern hemisphere and see all that snow you northerner's keep complaining about. I promise not to whine about it, not once ;-)

Trish (in Australia)

amyjosjo said...

I'm glad someone else is feeling this way. I grew up on lake Michigan. I'm better than this and I can endure. I've walked up hill both ways in three feet of snow and shoveled myself out of my house on any given day........not any more. I think once I got past 40 it was all down hill with the snow.I complain. The dogs can not figure out why mommy has turned into a drill sargent and is making them speed pee(no sniffing allowed1)Connecticut is better than Michigan I must admit. The seasons come when they are supposed to. Personally I wish it could be fall forever.

Nicole said...

Dude, that's why I live in the Vancouver area. It snows about a centimetre here twice a year.

And the city shuts down, but that's beside the point.

Woman said...

Oh, you silly resisters. I need to sprinkle happy dust on you and my husband. Happy dust is white and cold and and and well, it's snow.

(But yes, it does suck in April!)

jenontheedge said...

So sorry. Feel free to hop on a plane and come down here to Virginia. It's a balmy 42 degrees today.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

So sorry about the early snow.

coastrat said...

Well, if you annexed Scotia and Michigan to Long Beach, Mississippi here on the Gulf Coast, I think you would find it pretty darn agreeable at this time of year. After spending the past two winters down here during my mission, I don't really want to spend too many more back up in Wisconsin in that snow, cold and ice! Come on down!

blackbird said...

I'll trade with you...I love snow!

Mary G said...

It's not just the snow, it's also *No LIght* and my wretch of a daughter keeps sending me weather reports from Colorado Springs where it still seems to be almost summer and the sun shines every day.
Sigh.